Senator Ted Cruz of Texas is currently running for re-election to the Senate. He isn't ruling out a potential presidential run in the future.
During his speech at the Republican Jewish Coalition's annual meeting, which was held on Saturday, Cruz was able to address the group's members. It was the group's unofficial start of the presidential nomination process, four days after Donald Trump officially launched his campaign for the White House. Cruz was also able to discuss his 2018 reelection. He ended his speech by soliciting contributions for his Senate campaign.
During a later news conference, Cruz confirmed that he is running for re-election to the Senate. He noted that he is focused on fighting against the policies that are harming Americans. When asked about his future plans, the senator refused to rule out a potential White House run in 2024.
When asked if he would rule out a potential presidential run in 2024 if he were to win re-election to the Senate, Cruz said that he would "consider whatever you want to do." He noted that there would be plenty of time to talk about the presidential race in four years. In 2016, Cruz was able to finish second in the Republican presidential primary race.
Since then, Cruz has described his experience as the most fun he's ever had in his life. He also noted that the party has a tradition of picking the runner-up in an open primary. These factors suggest that a potential presidential run is in the works, but Trump's decision to run has complicated his plans.
For months, Cruz has maintained that he would not make a decision regarding a potential presidential run until he knew what Trump would do. His silence signaled that he was not in a hurry to get involved in the race, even though other Republicans have been eyeing the White House. Trump officially launched his White House bid on Tuesday evening at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.
Despite his age, Joe Biden is still indicating that he would like to run for president in 2020. Although he has not ruled out a potential run, he said that he would not make a final decision until next year. The poor performance of the Republican Party in the recent elections and Trump's weakened political position have reportedly encouraged Biden to run.
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